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Cheap & Free Stuff To Do This Weekend 6th - 8th May


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We know that you're money smart, that's why you're with Energia, so we figured you'd like to see what cheap and free things are on around the country this weekend. 

To promote your event here send a mail to [email protected]. And maybe research the event before packing the car up - we've provided links below. 

Pets in the City
Pets in the City is an annual event put on by Dublin City Council, supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, that highlights responsible pet ownership. 
Smithfield Square, Dublin
8th May

Bob Marley Anniversary
Night to celebrate Bob marley his music and lyrics. Live band at 8pm. DJs include Will Softly, Derek Clabby (Del Bionic), Aunty Shimmy and many more.
Turks Head, Dublin
7th May
€0 -€6

Purple Rain - Cult Film Club
Celebrate Prince and the launch of our the new Apothecary Cult Film Club
Sams Bar - 36 Dawson Street, Dublin
8th May
1916 Sackville Street Art Project
Exhibition of houses in any 3D art form commemorating the lives of the ordinary civilians that were killed in the 1916 Easter Rising
Botanic Gardens, Dublin
8th May
Outdoor Yoga Project 2016
Every Saturday there will be a fun-tastic Outdoor Yoga Class in Stephen's Green park by the bandstand throughout the Summer. All proceeds go to Peter McVerry Trust the first weekend.
Stephen's Green & Phoenix Park
7th May
€5 donation - All proceeds go to Peter McVerry
Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection
An exhibition of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), on loan from the Royal Collection, will go on display in the National Gallery of Ireland from 4 May to 17 July 2016
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin
4th May – 17th July
Free admission, but pre-booking is essential

Delta Sensory Gardens
Delta Sensory Gardens was voted the number one thing to do in Carlow by Tripadvisor and described as “An Oasis of Peace and Tranquillity."
Delta Centre Strawhall Estate, Carlow
from €5.50

Girls Hack Ireland
Working with the Microsoft Kinect - which is used with games consoles to track your movements.  You will be learning how to control your own on-screen character with your body movements.  It'll be a very hands-on session and a LOT of fun!
Wexford Chamber - Hill Street, Wexford
7th May
Adventures in Magic Gardens
There is a chance to explore the beautiful Powerscourt Gardens and join Abracadabra School for Creative kids on a walk. Tour guide Katie will take children around the gardens, where their mission is to find Lord Londonderry, a Powerscourt ancestor & deliver him an important message....
Powerscourt Gardens, Wicklow
8th May
€30 for a family of five

Castlecomer Discovery Park
Set in a stunning 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities
The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny                          
The woodland park itself is FREE to visit. Each activity is individually priced. Parking costs max. €4 per day with first hour FREE.

Uisneach Bealtaine Fire Celebration
The Hill of Uisneach, one of the five 'royal sites', hosts the spectacular 5,000 year old Bealtaine Fire Celebration this May.
Loughnavalley, West Meath             
6th May

The Magic World of Books & Story Telling
Discover the magical world of books and storytelling with author, E.R. Murray. Explore where we get ideas from and how we can turn them into exciting characters, settings and storylines.
Waterford Central Library
7th May                
Blackwater Activity Centre
Lots of activities including kayaking, climbing, high ropes, river tubing and lots, lots more!     
Castletownroche, Co Cork

The Donkey Sanctuary
The donkey Sanctuary is set in the beautiful rolling country side of County Cork just outside the village of Liscarroll near Mallow. The Donkey Sanctuary have taken in over 2,400 donkeys rescued from all parts of the country. Many donkeys have been abandoned or put in a field and given little or no attention after having worked for their owners for years, hauling peat or pulling a cart.  
Near Mallow, Cork
Boda Borg
The innovative, Weather Independent Boda Borg is a Swedish concept unique to Ireland and is challenging for both adults and children.  Once you enter the two-storey Boda Borg only teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error and skills you probably didn’t know you have will allow you to progress through its 47  rooms! Every adventure starts in your own mind… new paths are explored… together… with curiosity, laughter and excitement.
Lough Key Forest Park
Passes from €13.50
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